Fair Trade USA’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Gifts that give back
As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s important to recognize how important moms are in our lives. They listen to us, support us, care for us, teach us and help shape us into the people we are today. Such incredible works deserves daily presents, but since that is slightly impossible for most of us, picking out the perfect present this Mother’s Day is the next best thing– and we know just how to find it!
Enter this Mother’s Day Gift Guide, composed of some of our favorite Fair Trade Certified™ products. Mom will enjoy any one of these gift options, and will also love knowing that her present empowers and supports mothers and families around the world.
So, rest easy; your perfect gift is closer than you think:
Almost every mother loves chocolate. No actually, every mother does love chocolate. This beautiful Enamored Chuao Chocolatier Bar Gift set contains three different bars of organic, Fair Trade Certified dark chocolate that have been elegantly paired with organic fruit and hints of floral. And, as an added touch, each bar is wrapped with an empowering message to perfectly compliment your own Mother’s Day card. Inspire happiness with every bite.
Candles have the unique power to bring comfort and relaxation to almost any setting. From dinners to bubble baths, their warm glow and sweet scent can transform mom’s most stressful days into sweet moments of bliss. Terralite Tealights possess just this power, and are made from a blend of pure rice bran wax and Fair Trade Certified organic coconut oil. Plus, the tins that they come in are reusable so you will be giving her a gift that she can reuse for years to come. Good for the environment and great for her.
When our positive aspirations become real, we inspire the world around us. Numi Organic Tea’s new Holistic Teasans are a botanical alchemy of indigenous herbs, flowers, and spices crafted to infuse each of mom’s days with positivity and peace from the inside out. These unique blends feature Fair Trade Certified ingredients. And, the best part is, for each purchase Numi dedicates a portion of sales to funding Together for H2OPE, a non-profit initiative benefiting farming communities who lack access to clean water.
Give mom the gift of sweet-smelling rejuvenation that she can always carry with her. Nourish Organic’s Rejuvenating Rose Butter is the perfect addition to any daily routine. From morning ‘til bedtime, this rich, silky blend of rose hip seed oil, rose clay and Fair Trade Certified shea butter will help condition and hydrate her skin every moment of the day. The rose hip seed oil is fast absorbing while the rose clay works to remove toxins to promote faster skin regeneration. Maximum pampering achieved.
Help mom bring that cozy spa feeling home with Coyuchi Air Weight™ Bath Linens. Made from organic cotton and loomed in a Fair Trade Certified factory, these soft and absorbent towels are designed to dry quickly on the towel bar and in the dryer, saving mom an extra trip to the laundry room. Choose from an array of beautiful earth tones that will add a hint of color and sophistication to any bathroom. Mom will love wrapping up in these elegantly crafted linens knowing that they were made with great respect for the earth.
A good night’s sleep is one the best things in the world. Help mom get one every single night while cuddled up in west elm’s Organic Cotton Frayed-Edge sheets. These deliciously soft, beautifully made sheets are crafted from 100% organic cotton in a Fair Trade Certified factory in India. The slightly frayed-edge adds a delicate dash of unexpected detail, while the cool ocean tones go perfectly with any room décor. Mom will rest well knowing that each piece of her new sheet set directly improves the lives of the artisans who made them.
Every mom needs a pair of exceptionally soft weekend pants, and thanks to our friends at PACT, you can make sure yours is covered. These super soft, drawstring pants are made with 95% Fair Trade Certified cotton and were designed with maximum coziness in mind. Their relaxed fit makes them the perfect casual pants for all of mom’s weekend activities. From long hikes to gardening to days spent reading on the couch, mom’s only problem will be deciding whether they are work-appropriate on Monday.
A new bag is one of the easiest ways to spice up a summer wardrobe. Terra Thread’s new Jorden Tote is the perfect accessory to get mom ready for the warmer months. Made in a Fair Trade Certified factory from 100% organic cotton, it comes in over ten different colors, so you can find the perfect hue to match any lifestyle. This cute tote can easily serve as a work bag thanks to padded laptop sleeve, or a new travel bag to get mom from point A to point B in a style.
If your mom is even an occasional tea drinker, we have just the gift for you. Mighty Leaf’s Fair Trade Tea Chest is sure to excite tea lovers of all varieties with its individually-wrapped hand-stitched pouches carefully tucked into a keepsake matte grey box. Each pouch of tea offers a small taste of heaven in four organic flavors, including Coconut Assam, Almond Spice, Breakfast and African Nectar. Each tea leaf was grown with respect for the farmers who grew it and the earth that produced it. Happy sipping.
Flowers are one of the simplest yet most beautiful gifts you can give to mom this Mother’s Day. So why not make them Fair Trade and spread the love even further, like to the farming mothers who grew them? Whole Foods Market’s Whole Trade roses are an easy purchase that is sure to brighten mom’s day. They come in a variety of beautiful colors so you can easily choose the bouquet that is right for her.
If you live far away from you mom but still want to make sure she receives the best this Mother’s Day, order Fair Trade Certified roses right to her doorstep from One World Flowers. Order now so that they arrive on time!
Bonus: Bake a Mother's Day Treat!
Sometimes the most memorable gifts are the ones we make ourselves. Sweeten mom's day with one of these delectable confections, all made with Fair Trade Certified ingredients!
And remember, every time you purchase an item with the Fair Trade Certified seal you are supporting safe and healthy working conditions for the people who produced them. With each purchase, the farmers, workers and fishermen also earn an additional amount of money, called the Community Development premium, to invest back into their communities.
We wish you and your family a happy Mother’s Day!